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Call for Workshops and Presentations
We are looking for great participation from our CAEs and CREs at this year’s conference, in both plenary sessions and workshops. The deadline for getting your application in to facilitate a workshop or speak at the conference is February 28, 2011.
CAll For Abstracts
notice an exciting change to this year’s Call for Abstracts. In the past, we
have sought abstracts for posters on research projects. This year we are
actively seeking out research on a wider range of areas to reflect the expanded
scope of work that respiratory educators are engaged in (including asthma,
COPD, smoking cessation, allergy and pulmonary rehabilitation). As long as it
is related to your work in respiratory care, we are interested in including it!
Also for the first time this year, we are offering you the ability to highlight your respiratory education program, activities and tools.
We are beginning to work on the spring edition of our Currents supplement in Allergic Living magazine. We are looking for CAEs & CREs who want to participate in the Q&A section, contribute True/False questions or submit ideas/material for the Kids Corner. Also, if you have any story ideas, please feel free to send them along. You don't have to be a great writer to participate. We do have access to the amazing writers and editors at Allergic Living magazine to help us sound great. It's your knowledge that we want to access, not your writing skills!
Contact Cheryl Connors to participate.
McKesson Canada is now looking for English-speaking CAEs and CREs who are available to work full or part-time. Work from home is also now an option.
If you are interested in this position, please apply online at
ASED 10 Planning Underway
conference, "Celebrating our Past: Embracing our Future" is taking
place November 10-12, 2011 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec (about
10 minutes from downtown Ottawa). As this is our very special 10th Anniversary
Conference, we want to make sure that the program that we develop best meets
the unique continuing education needs of the respiratory educator community.
Update from the Board of Directors
CNRC’s new competency-based Board also met for the first time on December 10th 2010. Key issues identified by the Board were the ongoing fundraising/ financial challenges, government relations and governance. The Board has created a governance committee to look at how we can work to build leadership of the organization as we move forward. Past President, Dr. Ken Chapman, agreed to come out of retirement to lead the organization over the next year as we transition fully to our new Board structure. There may have been some arm-twisting involved but we are deeply grateful that Dr. Chapman cares so much about the work of the respiratory educators to continue to volunteer his time to the organization.
Dr. Harold Kim, who has been a tireless and passionate leader for the organization for the past four years, will move to the position of Past President and remain in a leadership role on the Executive Committee. (We have a hard time letting our outstanding volunteer leaders leave us!) We are also fortunate that Dr. Robert Cowie has agreed to continue to serve as Vice-President and Heather Sharpe, RN, MN, CRE will continue to play a key role on the Executive Committee in her role as Chair of the Certification Management Committee.
2011 will see the development of an updated strategic plan for the organization as we work with our new directors. We are particularly pleased with the new ideas and energy that our directors from the business/corporate, association and government world bring to the Board, along with equal representation between CAE/CRE directors and physicians.
Annual General Meeting
I wanted to thank you all for sending in your proxy forms for December's Annual General Meeting. We were able to make quorum and proceed with the meeting.
Annual General Meeting will take place at the conference in November.
Update on Food Labelling